Provides leadership in the elaboration and application of bioethical principles to the protection of human subjects of biomedical and behavioral research; implementation of policies and procedures governing the participation of humans as subjects in biomedical and behavioral research; Implementing and coordinating the Department's responsibilities under applicable statutes and regulations for the oversight of Institutional Review Board (IRBs) for the protection of human subjects of biomedical and behavioral research.RequirementsConditions of Employment
QualificationsOpen to all U.S. Citizens, Federal Competitive Status Candidates, Current SES and SES Reinstatement Eligibles, and SESCDP Graduates. SESCDP graduate candidates may also apply for noncompetitive consideration if applicable.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Must complete a 1 year probationary period, if not previously completed.
- Position requires the completion of a public financial disclosure report.
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
- Application must be received by closing date of the announcement.
As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors will automatically exclude you from further consideration.
All candidates for SES positions with the Federal Government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show IN YOUR RESUME
that you possess the Fundamental Competencies, Five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Job Specific Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below. It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments and results.Fundamental Competencies:
Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
1. Leading Change:
The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
2. Leading People:
The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
3. Results Driven:
The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
4. Business Acumen:
The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions:
The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
This position also requires that you possess PTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following PTQs must be evident in your resume.Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs): Demonstrated experience in providing leadership in managing a human research protection program in the government and/or private sector, including academic and other scientific communities, for the purposes of promoting the protection of the rights, welfare, and well-being of subjects involved in research. Demonstrated experience on the full range of issues, concerns, and current biomedical social-behavioral research in order to provide leadership for regulatory, educational, and advisory activities involving the protection of the rights, welfare, and well-being of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by HHS
It is STRONGLY
recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs.
, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs and be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in order to be placed in this position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you WILL NOT
need to draft the ECQs. Education
There is a minimum education requirement for 0601 series.
Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. Additional information
HHS has a critical preparedness and response mission: HHS protects the American people from health threats, implements research related to emerging diseases, and mobilizes public health programs with domestic and international partners. In support of this mission, HHS offers its employees the opportunity to volunteer to become Federal Civilian Detailees and contribute their unique skills through voluntary temporary assignments to humanitarian emergencies or Departmental priorities countering new and emerging health, safety, and security threats.Salary:
Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications. The annual salary range may be found at the top of this announcement. This position may be eligible for performance bonuses and performance based pay adjustments.Probationary Period:
Selectee must serve a one-year probationary period unless s/he previously completed one year the Senior Executive Service.Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure:
HHS inspires public confidence by maintaining high ethical principles, and all Federal Government employees are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct , that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 also requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report , OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.Security and Background Requirements:
If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees .Equal Opportunity Employment:
Equality is held as one of the most important values at HHS. Selection for this, and any other position, will be based solely on merit. HHS does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
If applying online poses a hardship to you, you may submit your application by contacting Gregory Stewart.Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact: Gregory Stewart. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Veteran's Preference:
Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.Selective Service:
As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.